Yotta Infrastructure, one of India’s leading data centre providers is set to launch its Noida campus in July 2022, as the company sees a surge in demand on the back of increase digital consumption from Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest state.
“Our first data centre building at the Greater Noida campus, Yotta D1, will go live for customer operations by July 2022,” Sunil Gupta, Co-founder and CEO of Yotta Infrastructure told W.Media. Additionally, Yotta recently announced the commencement of construction of two more data centre buildings at the Greater Noida DC park. This will be accomplished in a record time of less than 18 months and is due to the heightened demand of the region, added Gupta.
The Greater Noida data centre park is spread across 20 acres, featuring six interconnected buildings that offer a capacity of 30,000 racks and 180MW of IT power, with hyperscale capabilities. Yotta Infrastructure announced that it will commence construction of two more data centers in their Greater Noida Data Center Park in January 2022.
The two buildings will have a capacity of 30MW IT load each. The construction of the first of six data center buildings started in January 2021 and will go live for customer operations by July 2022, in a record time of less than 18 months. Once completed, it will have a capacity of 30 MW IT Load.
The data centre park shall be the largest one in the region, powered by redundant 220 KV express feeders and an on-site substation, with an option of 100 per cent green energy to customers. The Uttar Pradesh government, in October 2020, gave approvals to the company to set up a 20-acre hyperscale data center park in Greater Noida.
This will be the first data centre park in the region, which will consist of 6 interconnected data center buildings offering 30,000 racks capacity powered by more than 250 MW of power. The estimated cost to set up the park is approximately Rs 7000 crore (US$ 950 million).
Bullish across India
Yotta is bullish on expanding its data center footprint across India and extending its high-quality data center offerings, cloud services and innovative solutions to customers in every part of the country. Yotta NM1, its first data centre went live in 2020 and became the Asia’s largest, world’s second largest and India’s first and only Tier IV facility certified by Uptime Institute.
“Our Navi Mumbai data centre park is ready with the second data center building, Yotta NM2. This will further add a massive capacity of 9000 racks and can become operationally live within nine months. In addition to Yotta NM1 and Yotta NM2, our Navi Mumbai data centre campus has the space provisioned to house three more data center buildings. Thus, it will have a total capacity of five data centre facilities at the same premise,” pointed out Gupta.
Similar to UP in the north, Yotta has lined up significant expansion plans in the southern and eastern parts of India. “We have inked an MoU with the Government of Tamil Nadu to develop a data centre park in Chennai. This data center park will host five data center buildings featuring a total capacity of 150MW and 25,000 racks. Moreover, we have announced to set up a logistics and hyperscale data centre park in West Bengal with an investment of Rs. 8,500 crore,” stated Gupta.
Further, Yotta has announced hyperscale data center parks across key strategic locations as part of its country-wide expansion plans. By 2027, it aims to deliver 1030MW of data center capacity across Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Delhi-NCR region.
Increased RE Usage
Yotta is also looking to use an increasing amount of renewable energy in its data centres. In UP, the company has sought a Deem Ditribution License through which DC park developers or operators will be eligible for obtaining licenses for power distribution and consumption within the DC park.
“The plan is to migrate to renewables and gas-based power generation on site which will provide chilled water at the most efficient cost structure possible and will bring design PUE or Power Usage Effectiveness numbers down to 1.2,” explains Gupta. To put it in perspective, PUE of 1.2 is unheard of in climatic conditions like the ones in India.
Power of Edge
India’s colocation data centre industry is expected to double by 2023. According to a JLL research, the capacity is expected to increase from 499 megawatts (MW) IT load in H1 2021 to 1008 MW by 2023. This would lead to a requirement of over five million sq. ft of real estate.
Edge computing is starting to get into the mainstream, in an effort to meet the far reaching and widespread digital usage in the country. Yotta is also gearing to launch its Edge data centres in India with an approximate investment of Rs 900 crore. “We plan to have more than 100 edge data centres in India, starting with 8-10 facilities in the near future.
Additionally, with our ‘as-a-service’ portfolio of cloud-powered solutions, Yotta is serving the needs of enterprises of all scales,” states Gupta. Ultimately, Yotta’s initiatives will go a long way to augment the digital infrastructure not only in Uttar Pradesh but also in India as data centre players continue to bridge the demand-supply gap in the data centre industry.